Gulf War Veteran To Speak To ROTC Cadets April 9

April 7, 2003

Russ Gill, a Gulf War veteran and Baylor University alumnus, will speak to ROTC cadets about his experiences in Desert Storm at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Bennett Auditorium.

Gill graduated from Baylor in 1988 with a degree in computer engineering. He was a cadet in the ROTC program, rising to Cadet Corps Commander. He served nine years in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot, primarily in the F-111 fighter jet, and flew 59 combat missions in the Gulf War. During his Air Force career, he was stationed Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Royal Air Force Lakenheath in England and Cannon AFB in Clovis, N.M.

He received numerous medals during his military career, including three Aerial Achievement Medals, the Kuwait Liberation Medal and two Air Force Achievement Medals, among others.

On leaving the Air Force, Gill moved to Abilene, where he purchased a cattle ranch. He also is a 737 pilot for Delta Airlines. He is a candidate for the U.S. Congress for the 17th District of Texas.

Gill and his wife, Judi, who graduated from Baylor in 1986, have two children, Brandon, 8, and Taylor, 6.

For more information, contact Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bowles, commanding officer of Baylor's ROTC unit, at 710-3513.

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